plural commiscua
also commiscuums
: a subdivision of a comparium comprising organisms that can interbreed to produce fertile hybrids and being usually equivalent in scope to a taxonomic species

Word History


New Latin, from Latin, neuter of commiscuus common, from commiscere to mix together

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“Commiscuum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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